Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed

Look rested even when you have been working late with these eye creams, whatever the thickness of your wallet.

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Sephora Total Age Defy Cream for Eyes & Lips

You get more bang for your buck for this eye cream that not only fights puffiness, dark circles and crow’s feet, but can be slicked on your lips as a lip balm.
($39, at all Sephora stores)

SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel

This breakthrough serum-in-a-gel contains a antioxidising combination of phloretin, L-ascorbic acid and ferulic acid which help protect the delicate eye area from oxidative stres and reduce the appearance of puffiness.
($139, at xxx)

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum

A smart five-in-one solution that helps lift, firm, restore youthful shape of eyes; according to clinical tests, four weeks of use yield eyes that look 42 percent more open.
($72, at Kiehl’s stores)

Vichy Liftactiv Yeux Serum 10 Eyes & Lash

An anti-ageing and lash fortifying eye serum that contains ceramides and instant light reflectors. Eyelashes also feel thick and lush with regular use.
($69, at Derma Center and major pharmacies)

Clinique All About Eyes Rich

This ophthalmologist-tested moisture-rich eye cream diminishes the look of under-eye circles, shadows and fine lines instantly and over time de-puffs eye bags.
($62, at all Clinique counters)

Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage

This instantly cooling rollerball helps massage away bags, refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes on contact; the opthalmologist-tested cream also contains caffeine, antioxidants and botanicals.
($55, at all Clinique counters)

L’OREAL Revitalift Anti-wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream

This light cream moisturises and tones under-eyes while reducing the appearance of crow's feet; it also penetrates quickly into the skin.
($29.90, at all major pharmacies, selected department stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets)

BURT’S BEE Intense Hydration Eye Cream

Infused with clary sage, this clinically proven lightweight natural eye cream absorbs quickly and provides intense hydration and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles around eyes.
($35, at all Sephora stores)

Crème Simon Multi-Eye Benefits Eye Treatment Gel

This gel-dispersing rollerball twist-pen gently massages and moisturises your under-eye area, reducing the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness.
($25, at Soon Lee @ Haji Lane)

L'Occitane Divine Eyes

Containing essence of the immortelle flower and seven plant-derived active ingredients, this fresh-feeling gel-cream texture regenerates the delicate skin around the eyes.
($109, at all L'Occitane boutiques)

Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream

Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions, smoothing and refining the delicate skin around the eyes while working to visibly reduce signs of ageing.
($150, at Dr Hauschka ION Orchard)

La Roche-Posay Redermic R Eyes

Pure retinol combined with progressive release retinol smooth wrinkles and lift eye contour skin on the surface. Other than promoting cellular renewal, it corrects deep wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.
($63.90 at Derma Center, major selected pharmacies and selected hospital pharmacies)

Pond’s Age Miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ Dual Action Eye Cream

This unique dual-cream formulation brightens eyes and reduces eye bags. The pink cream for the upper eyelids fights wrinkles and lines while the under-eye cream reduces puffiness and dark circles.
($29.90, at selected Guardian outlets)

Kate Somerville Age Arrest Eye Cream

Helps to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while visibly firming, tightening and toning the eye area. 
($75, at leading departmental stores)

LA MER The Eye Balm Intense

A cool hydrating treatment that accelerates skin’s natural renewal process to revitalise the fragile eye area. Will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with regular use.
($300, at Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard, SEVIIN at Tangs and Robinsons The Heereen)

Eucerin DermoDENSIFYER Concentrate

An intensive treatment for ageing skin experiencing a loss of density which intensifies the connections between the collagen fibres and skin cells.
($79, at leading pharmacies, hospital retail pharmacies and National Skin Centre)

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate

Enriched with stem cells of edelweiss, a rare flower that grows in the pure Alpine air, concentrate eyes feel lifted and look and feel wide open.
($49.90, at The Body Shop stores)


Nanny Eliana has a day job as a public relations consultant and is married to a cat and a former major from the British Parachute Regiment. Her objective in life is to retire in Bali and publish her first novel, not necessarily in that order.

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